ST. MARY'S CALENDAR
1917 - 2013
Christmas Concert & Brunch
St. Mary’s Music Ministry presents “A Concert for Christmas,” Sunday, Dec. 22nd at 1:30 PM. Secular selections featuring Ken Bryant, Michael DiMucci, Celia Gomes, David Marshall, Andy Stone and Justin Vicente will include favorites such as “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts),” “Believe” from Polar Express, “Rudolph,” and many more. Admission will be a free will offering. Please note that this concert is being recorded. Pre-orders of “A Concert for Christmas” CD can be reserved for $15 each with proceeds benefiting our parish. The CD will be available in January. To reserve a copy of the CD, see Celia Gomes after any Mass or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preceding the concert a brunch will be held in our parish center. Chef Vinny Storti will be serving up eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, home fries and other delights. Coffee and juice will be available. There is no charge for the brunch, but a free-will offering will be accepted. Why not plan on joining us for a wonderful afternoon of food and music a few short days before Christmas?
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The Emmaus Ministry is once again providing an invaluable service to the families of deceased parishioners by providing a luncheon following the funeral services and burial. This is served in the parish center and is on a donation basis only. Knowing that it is a difficult time when a loved one is lost, this ministry hopes that they can be of assistance in this time of grief. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Sue Proto, 253-3308.
Beginning in January, St. Mary's will be starting up Youth nights and Youth events for grades 7-12. Meetings and or activities will happen once or twice a month. This looks to be very exciting with lots of things to do for our younger generation of the parish. Prior to beginning, we would like a few adult volunteers to commit to chaperoning, helping provide transportation to events, and organization of activities. For more information please email Billy Downing at email@example.com Please type in Youth Group under subject.
Red Bucket Brigade
Once again our Pro Life Committee will be at all Masses next weekend to collect money for our good friends at the Mother of Life Center in Providence. Last year our parish donated $1400. This year volunteers are need at each Mass. If you can help please contact Cynthia Bruneaus at 253- 4616 or Joyce Bryant at 253-6958. Thank you in advance for your help and generosity.
Thursday, Dec. 19th from 6:45 PM-7:15 PM
4 PM and 7 PM and Midnight
Santa will be at both the 4 PM & 7 PM
8:30, 10 and 11:30 AM
A HEART WARMING MOMENT
Last Saturday (35 degrees) at Morin Heights in Woonsocket our parishioners Donna and Gene Vail were distributing clothes from the truck when a little girl about 3 years old appears in pig tails with red ribbons, NO jacket or warm clothing. Gene and Donna both down on one knee placed a sweater and coat on her, while the others helped her with a pink hat and gloves. GOD IS GOOD. MLF is in need for winter clothing for adults and children, especially socks, hats, gloves, scarfs, sweatshirts, sweaters and underwear. Want to help? Email Bill Sweeney at wds27j@ aol.col.com
Parish Cruise Information
The cost for bus and boat: Mid ship balcony room is $1600 per person.
Ocean view through window is $1,300 a person. Interior room (no view) is $1,100 per person. Norwegian cruise lines ship the Gem will leave from New York on Wednesday, April 23rd and return on Friday, May 2nd. We will visit the Islands of San Juan, St Maarten, St Thomas and the Dominican Republic. If you want more
information contact Rick Taft at 263-3720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call: Emily, at Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Reference group # 2386978 or SAINT MARY’S PARISH
She can be reached at 877.416.9722 ext. 4471 or 954.514.4471
MEALS ON WHEELS
Volunteers are needed in the Bristol/Warren area to help deliver. Can you give one hour per week to deliver meals to people your might know? It will warm your heart. The organization is in great need of your help. For more information please contact Bill Henrich or Ozzie at 351-6700.
Religious Education Schedule
For those who like to plan ahead
Religious Education schedule for 2013/14
Click the above statement to obtain a copy to print
13th MASS 10AM
10th MASS 10AM
19th MASS 10AM
30th MASS 10AM
Retreat on the Priesthood
Bishop Tobin invites high school seniors, college, and post -college age men who are discerning a call to the priesthood to a “Retreat on the Priesthood” at the Seminary of Our Lady of Providence on January 10th & 11th, 2014 from 7:00 PM Friday to 6:00 PM on Saturday. There will be discussions, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and fellowship. Anyone interested in this quiet, prayerful time of discernment should contact Fr. Carl Fisette, Director of Vocations at 331-1316.
See Michael DiMucciAt the organ to purchase a copy of his new CD - $20.00 well worth it!
SANCTUARY LAMP MEMORIALS
There are still open dates for this year and bookings are being taken for 2013. This is a nice way to have your deceased loved ones remembered. The lamp burns for one week and the cost is $15.00.
Adoration is every Wednesday in the Church from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Do you know someone who could use a little lift? Perhaps someone who is sick or sad? Why not fill out the form in the back of the church to have a card mailed to them? Who doesn’t love to get mail that is not a bill or junk? No cost just a little effort and time – it’s worth it!
ARE YOU REGISTERD? Are you thinking about becoming a parishioner or simply not registered? It’s as easy as going online to our web site www.stmarybristolri.org and click on the register button! You will receive a welcome letter within a week. If for some reason you don’t, please give the office a call during regular business hours.
If you know of any of our parishioners who would like to have Holy Communion brought to them please contact Fr. Barry or Deacon Paul.
Adoration of the Eucharist Every Wednesday in the Church.
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
PRAY FOR PEACE